"The Muslim faith places saving a life very highly".

These are the words of Australia's Grand Mufti, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, in a message of support for organ donation.

"Islam accepts organ donation and it is seen as an act of merit," he said.

Dr Ibrahim's fatwa to Muslims has resonated with a community suspicious of organ and tissue harvesting.

For years, doctors have struggled to broach the lifesaving practice with grieving Muslim families.

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